Saul Williams "Sunday Bloody Sunday" Video

January 18, 2008

Nice new video from Saul Williams and Trent Reznor's "Niggy Tardust" project, for their cover of "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

Posted by jsmooth995 at January 18, 2008 4:56 PM

first. i like saul's cover of this -- it's one of my favorite songs and i don't even feel like he messed it up. visually it's not what u2's was about -- but it's all urban. it gives me the feeling of something i once wrote in a piece.

"And from those underground roots came a shared attraction to political struggle and pioneering technology. Back then, the Furious Five represented the hardcore streets of New York, just like U2, the straight-up ghetto. Life for a black man in the inner city is a constant struggle, but do you think life in Dublin, Ireland — after years of violent religious conflict — is pretty? When
Bono belted out, "Broken bottles under children's feet/Bodies strewn across a dead end street/But I won't heed the battle call/It puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall," in " Sunday Bloody Sunday" from 1983, he meant just what Melle Mel did in "The Message," written only a year earlier — "Broken glass everywhere/People pissing on the stairs/You know they just don't care/...Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge/ I'm trying not to lose my head/Ah huh huh huh huh/It's like a jungle sometimes, it make me wonder/How I keep from going under.""

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Posted by: Jessica at January 28, 2008 9:16 AM

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